#IATEFL 2015

By David Dodgson | A roound up of my articles, blog posts, and reflections from various online spaces about the recent IATEFL 2015 conference in Manchester, UK.

Themes from #IATEFL – Time for talking, time for learning…

After reflecting on assessment, teacher training, use of video, mobile learning, gaming, and gamification, it’s time to pick up on a theme from …

Teaching

#IATEFL 2015 - Getting Gamification Beyond the Basics

Heading into Elena Peresada's "How to Gamify Your Class" session, I was wondering what the talk would be like. Would it be all 'points and prizes'? …

#IATEFL 2015 - Can you escape a little bit more?

Even though the game was only part of Dave's <i>It's MALL and it's Wonderful</i> session, he still shared a couple of ideas that I didn't so this post is to …

M-learning

Sounds good, looks good: Using short video clips in ELT (Mike Harrison)

<b>Sounds good, looks good: Using short video clips in ELT (Mike Harrison)</b><p>Following the opening plenary I attended this talk on the use of short form …

Themes from #IATEFL – Video, Vines & Manifestos

It’s now almost a week since the big conference in Manchester finished and almost a week since I managed to get an update posted onto this here blog. …

Social Media

IATEFL International Quiz Night (Hosted by Gavin Dudeney and Victoria Boobyer) | IATEFL Online

The IATEFL Conference is a massive event with a multitude of sessions running from 8am until 6pm. Even the coffee breaks are moments for further …

Teaching

Video in the Hands of Learners (Jamie Keddie)

So, on the last day of the conference it all comes first circle. I wrote my first report of the Conference on Mike Harrison’s short form video …

Open Space 2015 – Facilitated by Adrian Underhill, Susan Barduhn, and Ros Wright

The first ‘Open Space’ session at the IATEFL conference was held in Harrogate in 2014 and has returned to the programme this year, ably facilitated …

How Does Just Chatting Become a Purposeful Conversation? (Candy van Olst)

“That’s just chatting!” is a common and dismissive response to the idea of teaching unplugged, and one that prompted Candy van Olst to investigate …

Interview with Dave Dodgson, Vicky Saumel and Fiona Mauchline

David Dodgson, Fiona Mauchline and Vicky Saumell talk about what they are currently working on as well as some of the biggest challenges facing …

#IATEFL Day 1 - Kicking Some Serious Assessment

The first day proper of IATEFL was pretty intense - lots of running around from talk to talk, lots of the other kind of talking with all sorts of …

Teaching

#IATEFL Days 1&2–Rethinking Teacher Training

Another theme that has connected talks and sessions I have attended so far is that of teacher training. How can we do it most effectively? What …

Teaching

#IATEFL 2015 - Can you escape (from the #LTSIGPCE showcase)?

This post comes to you from a surprisingly sunny Manchester, where I am attending my first IATEFL Conference. I had the pleasure of attending the …

M-learning